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Topic: Camo Skirt.. pt. 2!! eXposed seams, pockets and a bow :)  (Read 1913 times)
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« on: June 24, 2010 02:55:20 PM »

Last summer I made a camo skirt from my sister's pants. (seen here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=308873.0)
THIS summer; my sister doesn't have any camo pants for me to rip up so I went to Value Village and bought one for $2.99 !! Smiley

I made them pretty similar, but this time, the front pocket is actually functional  Smiley

BEFORE:   (pic taken halfway through cutting, lol. I got too excited Wink)


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I basically took the pants apart at the seams, then cut out the pockets I wanted to use.
Then cut the pants into strips vertically, and from then, selectively cutting squares and serging them back together. Then I took some black stretch cotton, sewed a tube, folded it in half and pined, sewed it across the top. I kept the bottom hem of the pants intact so that I could use them for the bottom of the skirt. Smiley

Please give me your thoughts and any criticism Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2010 06:38:05 PM »

What the WHAT!  That is SOOOO cool!  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010 08:50:49 PM »

Seriously, you did awesome!  I love this!
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010 09:36:51 PM »

I love this!  So many of the pants-to-skirt recons just turn the crotch sideways and make it obvious it used to be pants.  This is just an adorable design that looks like it was meant to be a skirt.  I love the pocket and bow.  I wish I had a serger.  The exposed seams are just adorable.  Great job! 
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010 09:37:54 AM »

I love this!  So many of the pants-to-skirt recons just turn the crotch sideways and make it obvious it used to be pants.  This is just an adorable design that looks like it was meant to be a skirt.  I love the pocket and bow.  I wish I had a serger.  The exposed seams are just adorable.  Great job! 

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I got lucky, the serger was a graduation present from my parents. If you ever see a serger sale, definitely pick one up they're amazing!! But I imagine you can still get a similar effect with the zig zag stitch on a normal sewing machine. Smiley 
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010 11:29:18 AM »

I might have to try this with my regular sewing machine.  It'll probably be a bunch of trial and error, but I think I could make it work.  I have a couple pairs of DH's old Army camo pants.  That could make something interesting.  Thanks for the idea.  BTW, how did you make the bow?
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2010 08:41:08 PM »

BTW, how did you make the bow?

After you've pieced together the skirt, the bow should be one of the last things you do (besides waistband)
Hope this helps:  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2010 03:01:23 AM »

  i love it !...  a truly clever design!!...  Nice job, realy...
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